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2022-2023 Kilgore College Catalog 
2022-2023 Kilgore College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, A.A.S.

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Registered nurses (RNs) have excellent employment opportunities in our community, such as hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, home health care and long-term-care facilities. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu/adn.asp.

Semester Hours: 16

First Year

Total Hours: 60


Capstone Experience-

The TEAS entrance exam is scheduled through the Kilgore College Testing Center. Students can take the exam at any testing center that the TEAS test is given.  The test may also be taken via the website:  https://atitesting.com. The entrance exam may be taken only twice during a calendar year. The TEAS may not be older than 1 year. Applicants must take the Reading, Math, Science, English & Language portions of the test. A minimum Total Score of Proficient or higher must be achieved.

It is recommended by the ADN department to have all six (6) non-RNSG courses (see RN Checklist and Application Packet No. 5.) completed prior to beginning the ADN program to be a successful nursing student. Students that have all Science courses completed will be given preference in acceptance to the nursing program. The program is required to be completed within four years after initial admission to nursing classes. If the student does not receive a C or higher in any course, the student may not progress until the deficiency has been removed.

The Applicant has to successfully complete the three (3) science pre-requisites with a C or higher and with a minimum Science GPA of 2.50 before submitting the ADN application packet. All science courses must not be older than 5 years when applying to the ADN Program. Any science course that exceeds the 5-year mark of completion, will need to be re-taken prior to submitting your nursing application. Exception:  If your BIOL 2401 or 2402 is older than 5 years, you can take BIOL 2404 as a refresher course for both of these sciences.  This exception does not apply to BIOL 2420.  The remaining courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher in order to graduate the ADN program. All attempts and grades of the required science courses will be used to calculate the Science GPA for the past 5 years. Points will be deducted after the 1st withdrawal of science courses.

In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a nursing application and be accepted to this program by the Admission/Progression Committee. Students should contact the Nursing Department or Health Science Academic Advisor for additional information. The student must take the clinical courses concurrently with the applicable theory course, must be successful in BOTH to progress, and must repeat BOTH to correct the deficiency. The student must complete all required courses of the program with a C or higher. ADN Grade Requirements for successful completion are: “A” 90-100, “B” 80-89, “C” 75-79, “F” 74 and below. The student must complete nursing courses for each semester before progressing to the next semester. Admission and re-admission students must have a 2.75 GPA or better, and be selected by the Admission/Progression Committee on a space available and priority basis.  A student with 2 RNSG course failures will be dropped from the program and may re-apply to the nursing program after 5 years.

A student who completes the required courses may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The graduate is then eligible to take the licensing examination for Registered Nurses given by the National Council of States Boards of Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) at 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 Austin, TX 78701-3944, Phone: (512) 305-7400; Fax: (512) 305-7401 and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000. Fax: 404.975.5020.

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